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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
years. >> this weweek on "inside washinon," the second presidential debate. >> governor romney does not have a five. plan bso one point plan. >> the fight for the women's vote. >> governor romney feels comfortable having pololiticians in washingtoton deciding health- re choices for women. >> every woman should have access to contraceptives, and the president's s statement of my policy is completely wrong. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in nghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact -- >> a few laughs at the al smith in are in new york. >> i fee really arrested after the night-long nap in the first debate. >> so lilittleime, so much to redistribute. captioned by the national captioning instite --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is a close race. at weeeek's end, a national gallup poll gave mitt romney s largest lead so far, and the president was looking good in the battttleground states of iowa and wconsin. this on the heels of the second presidential debate. the president showed up for this on and the result was a lively exchange. >> have ele
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
vote. >> this s week on "inside washington the end game. the last debate. >> nothing to governor romney just said is true. >> attacking me is not talking about how we deal witthe challenges in that mit uniteded states. >> the return of the abortion debate. >>>> eve when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud and held to learn that we have his endorsement in the campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or if he has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this is the first drop on our 48-hour flight around campaign marathon extvaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing morore and more enthusiasm, more and more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not gre, but better than expected. the final g
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 11:35pm EDT
be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and i'm getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are user hyper personalized information about what you like to do, buy and watch to try and win your vote. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama, republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a side-by-side comparison, 15 days left until the election and millions of early ballots already being cast so here's how it all happened in florida tonight. the two men who would be president squared off for the last time in the homestretch of a race tha
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's already caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. it will complicate both candidates' efforts to get their voters to the polls. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but, let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. let me show you first, the satellite picture, which will show you this storm is one of the largest that we have ever en i
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 2:35am EDT
dent in the race. that's because, mitt romney had some ground to gain. he did it by showing voters that he was presidential. and he could fit that role. you know the abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday found that 37% of americans have a better opinion of mitt romney after those first two debates. i don't think there was anything last night you could say is going to change things. president obama came in favored on foreign policy. mitt romney didn't do much to shake that up. of course, 14 days to go. they will fry to see if they've can get any momentum out of it if they can. >> yes, indeed. >> thank you, karen for the report. appreciate it. >>> we are also following breaking news overnight in the search for a missing new jersey girl. officials believe they have found the body of 12-year-old autumn pasqual inside a recycling container not far from where she disappeared. the middle school student last seen saturday afternoon riding to a friend's house. her family reported her missing when she did not return by curfew. >>> lance armstrong's tour de france championsh
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 11:35pm EDT
>> live and in ht, this is abc 7 news washington weekly. >> mitt romney is in florida. that is where the debate will be held. the moderator is a cbs anchor and the focus will be foreign policy. you can catch every minute of the debate right here on abc 7 starting tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. the libya issue will be one of the key topics in the debate. tell us if you have learned anything new from the president and mitt romney about that. >> i do not think we will learn anything new in terms of intelligence. we will see them face off again. last time they went at it, mitt romney came up the loser. >> the one thing about this whole situation is, at least with libya, its sole -- still seems the president does not have a full answer when it comes to the timeline and exactly what took place there. do we expect any kind of clarification to bar? some people are saying he should address the nation. do we expect any more clarification on the timeline? >> there is a problem in the community with the information they are getting. it took 14 days between the attacks and when the president t
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
are two weeks away from the presidential election. president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after battling in their third debate. >> brianne carter is live outside the white house with highlights from last night. there were some zingers. believe it's less than two weeks -- two weeks exactly until we give to the polls. we have been talked about this for so long and there were so many issues talked about last night. talking about foreign-policy issues. a lot of people expected he would do well. many people this morning say that he did. governor romney, some say that he held his own. sitting face to face debating for policy, president barack obama and mitt romney challenged each other on critical issues. they were quick to talk about the middle east. >> your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to keep americans safe or to build on the opportunities that exist in the middle east. >> we are talking about how to help the middle east reject the kind of terrorism are seeing and the rising tide of tall oaks and conf
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supposed has also endorsed mr. obama. romney will be back in sunday. about ohio. all he has to more events as part of his day long, four-city tour. romney said there is a difference between his path to the future and the presidents. campaign brought a record $111 million the first two weeks of october.
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
but a debate storm is brewing. mitt romney seems to have some momentum, but our poll underscores a problem for him. one of the reasons this race remains so tight -- a majority of voters continues toty a president romney would favor the wealthy rather than the middle class. >> what he's selling is not a five-point plan. it's really just a one-point plan. folks at the top get to play with a different set of rules than you do. >> reporter: by contrast, 66% of voters think the president has done more to favor the middle class over the wealthy, and a majority says he better understands the economic problems people in this country are having. though some good news for romney. overall, he has a slight numerical edge in who voters trust to handle the economy. >> we cannot endure four more years, that's why we'll replace him in 18 days. >> reporter: the president also highlights the largest gender gap we've seen in this election. the president has a 14-point lead among women. >> when it comes to issues critical to women, governor romney wants to take us to policies more suited to the 1950s.
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
voters head to the polls. president barack obama former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the two talked tough about each other predominantly over foreign affairs. this debate was particularly important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those pri
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this s advertising. welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less interested in this campaign. >>
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
unusual scene. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i edoked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contreption at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an optn in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. of molotov incidents cocktail of lightly. another one involves someone being set on fire early sunday morning. police have to go to calvert county. exploded incktail someone's yard. was hurt.se, nobody thursday, police arrested a who threw a firebomb into the ballston, the mall. t case, it did not explode. nobody was hurt in that incident. be said forld not attack in long beach, , where one man has been beingally injured after set on fire. we have to warn you, some of video is graphic. the 59-year-old man is suddenly bottle and the whole thing explode into flam
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, warp speed, the presidential campaign goes into overdrive. >> are you fired up? >> this is a comeback team. >> we bring you a brand-new poll and show you what governor romney did today and tell you where the president is now sleeping at night. >>> stocks plummet today, the biggest drop since june. why experts say brace yourself for a roller coaster few weeks. >>> energy drink. in the spotlight tonight, the death of this young woman raising questions. should some people never drink a lot of caffeine? >>> and wonder girl. what brand-new thing this child prodigy did that has even grown-ups going wild. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, the last debate is over, and 59 million of us watched. now the campaign is headed to your doorstep. president obama and governor mitt romney powering across the country. obama will travel to seven. romney, to five. and this razor thin race got even closer. every night we'll bring you a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll and tonight the candidates a
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
romney. not true. governor, you're the last person to get tough on china. >> the race is close, combative and completely up for grabs. >>> and now as the candidates make closing arguments, their biggest guns out in force. our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? can romtney knock him back down in tomorrow's face-off? >> what will be the final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. and top romney ally, senator marco rubio of florida. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable. with matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debbie wasserman schultz and greta van susteren of fox news. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, democratic nominee for president in 1972, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin with the race to the white house. just 16 days to go and more signs this morning that romney's first
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
senate calls rape pregnancy god's will. he's been endorsed by mitt romney, whose campaign fired back overnight. >>> bracing for sandy. the superstorm on the move right now. preparations well under way in the caribbean. >>> on the lookout for a killer shark. an expert surfer is the latest to the killed off the california coast. >>> and quick getaway. brazen thieves getting creative. an epidemic using horsepower to commit their crimes. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with a presidential race that is just about as close as it can be. the two candidates separated by a mere fraction of a percentage point. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candida
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
won that debate between the first lady and ann romney? there was no debate. but try telling these folks. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, on the eve of the crucial third and final debate. tonight, a new poll showing just how pivotal this final debate will be. gts stephanopoulos standing by here in a moment, but first, the breaking news tonight from wisconsin. the shootings this sunday that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside a suburban spa near a crowded shoming mall. police flooding the area, putting the mall on lockdown. searching for the gunman all day. and tonight, the ap is now reporting the gunman was found dead inside the spa. abc's alex perez is on the scene tonight in brookfield, wisconsin. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly. 11:00 a.m., the azana spa had just opened for the day. customers alread
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
stage. president obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win f for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared th
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
lack of full perspective that the investigations are meant to bring out. mitt romney dealt with is some problem on the campaign trail. a senate candidate made some controversial remarks about abortion. the knows what is going to happen? -- who knows what is going to happen? >> the comments made by republican senate candidate came as the latest poll numbers show how close this race remains. mitt romney with a slight lead, but very slight. neither candidate once distractions in these final days. barack obama and mitt romney are both trying to be the clock. >> we will pull an all-nighter. no sleep. we're going to colorado and then to nevada and then to florida virginia, ohio. >> air force one does have a presidential bedroom. neither man will get much sleep. mitt romney went from colorado to nevada and then heads to iowa, ohio, florida, and virginia. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you will put him out of office. >> this comment in the debate last night by the indiana senate republican candidate richard murdock. >> it is something that god intended to happen.
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. anpresident obama: i'm barack romneyobama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. s backne of route 1 i in howard county after a terrible morning crash. >> it claimed the life of three co- workers. snarled all morning at bwi marshall airport. >> this graphic image shows the this deadlyng accident, with a mangled mass of metal. the chevy ended up pinned under the tractor-trailer. >> a tractor-trailer takes some turn and everybody's in a hurry. >> the bodies were excavated from the car. three men traveling in the vehicle died at the scene. devastating accident that for hours near route 100. >> they really need to do a speed control. 50 miles an hour is a little much. the preliminary investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken u
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
>> democrats painted him as extreme in a web video. democrats point out that mitt romney is. is amount is supporting him. governor romney has said that senator'ses with the views. >> i am fired up right now. >> the race is tight. romney is leading president obama by one percentage point in an abc poll. without romney up or down, the is even closer, the by adates separated fraction of a point. schedules are' not slowing down. two states today for romney and obama. tahman bradley , abc news. >> donald trump says he will make a aboutnouncement today president obama. has been critical of the president and says the announcement could impact the presidential race. the announcement is expected at noon. he says he will make the announcement on facebook and twitter. 9.:0 >> see how residence president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitttt romney calld forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what aboutis plan for you? romney would replace guarantd benefits with a voucher system seniors could pay
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
stake. mccain knows it too well. romney cannot just play defense. the best defense is a good offense. e tone will be much polite. both of them got feedback that american people did not like it. rick santorum stomped on his behalf today. >> are enemy's fear us and allies us less and our trust us less. >> the present will claim the end ofccesses in iraq war and the killing of bin laden. these are important events. it helps to understand exactly of these candidate has dawned. that is why the president is to tonight.ard >> democrats say advantage obama this new ad today. >> the clear choice, president obama into the iraq war. leftromney would have there.troops >> the tagline on that ad is, fighting over there and start rebuilding here. it is about the economy. this is about foreign-policy. the economy is still the number- one issue. the'll be able to watch abc 7, coverage begins at 9:00. you can tell us what you think debate with the instant reaction feature of our website. wjla.com/react with your computer or compatible smart phone and give us your opinion. the running mates are out the
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
look like this. the romney campaign wrestles tonight on the line for women. >>> proof of heaven? a scientist who says he has proof that he's been to heaven. >>> and the mystery monkey tonight. the furry fugitive spotted in backyards. sneaking around the can corner. what did he do that finally gave him away? >>> good evening. as we come on the air, all eyes are on hurricane sandy bearing down on jamaica right now and forcing florida to study the radar. a storm watch already in place. electrical companies on the east coast are taking prekauxs and millions of parents will wonder if this means a blustery halloween. what are the chances that this storm will hit the east coast? sam champion tracking it for us tonight. >> reporter: hurricane sandy is pounding jamaica tonight with punishing 80-mile-an-hour winds and heavy rain. residents and tourists are hunkering down. after jamaica, the 18th named storm of the season will cut across cuba and the bahamas before expanding in size as it blows towards the south florida coast friday morning. tonight, there are already tropical storm watches t
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for obama and mitt romney left untilwo weeks votes. the president urged everyone to polls, in florida. i need you to vote, because you've got a very big choice to make. between twot candidates or two parties. choice between two very different visions for this country that we love. >> romney went through a stop in nevada and then an event tonight in colorado. final debate last night, candidates had several including libya and s and foundlitary cut ground on some policies. it is clear governor romney is not ready to be the commander-in-chief. >> i disagree. i think this is a fantastic debate. won,nk governor romney americans for the third time now got to see a man ready e a. great theach side is hoping sway small pool of undecided voters. >> i think it does make a people, infor some terms of understanding which support, on how themselves. money makes aaign difference. >> the president has a one point in an abc news poll. a very small margin. anything can happen. at 7:00 special news battlegroundore on virginia. >> mitt romney and paul ryan in nevada and colorado. the president a
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
left until the election. impacting the trail.n today's rallyor mitt romney and vice president joe biden for the weekend were canceled. john mccain was campaigning in formmonwealth of virginia mitt romney. was there and joins us from the newsroom. senator mccain was comparing the campaign to his own ago?years right.lutely first, the cancellations. a big rally also scheduled for president with bill clinton monday in prince william county air. in the governor mcdonnell says worst- scenario, he can postpone day, although that is not likely. another twist in an already unpredictable race. slip on theional understandable, but the of the path sat down of controlled tv interviews. t is now the biggest concern. while joe biden stumped in wisconsin and continue to mock make romney -- out there is a lot of qualified women. >> he perhaps optimistically the movie iowa to soundtrack for air force one and ,ave an economic speech critical of the sluggish page out ofking a playbook. >> we need real change, big change. come.ime has sides concede at this wate there are very fe forcided, they are loo
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Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. the man on a jet ski was able breach the kennedy airport security system. he became stranded in jamaica in august when his jet so he swam to e airport and climbed a barbwire fence, crossed two runways and eventually rock -- walked right into a secure terminal. i figured i was gonna be on camera and somebody would up and maybe a helicopter or police car would come. nothing happened. i had to walk up to a cargo area. in the end, he was arrested charged with felony trespassing. it has been reduced to a misdemeanor. the world series will run detroit and san francisco and game 1 is
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney final debate last which focused on foreign policy. the men agreed on some issues on many others. later this morning both of them will hit the road to talk to beforejust two weeks election day. brianne carter is live outside the white house with more from the debate. good morning. >> good morning. as the candidate's head back on trail, the topic shift back to the economy. last night it was all about policy.- analysts say there was not a clear-cut winner, but president obama did do well and was impressive. meanwhile, governor romney did necessarily hurt or help his campaign. sitting face to face a debating forum policy, president obama challenged each other on critical issues. they were quick to talk about the middle east. >> your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to americans safe or to build that exist ines the middle east. we are talking about how to middle east reject the seeing terrorism we are and the rising tide of confusion. attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking how we are going to
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama puts much more emphasis on reducing inequality and gornor romney puts more emphasis on growth. to tell you we want everything, reduce inequality and improve growth and gernor romney may say something about inequality but it implies slower growth under president obama, maybe not for middle-income americans and faster growth under romney. although, of course, we don't know exactly romney's plan, but i think what he has in mind is a big tax cut reagan, bush like, hopefully improving the tax system. i don't know if he could really believe that would balance the budget or be neutral right away, but i think he believes he can much improve growth and over the long run things would balance out. president obama, you know, says while we are well in to this, housing's picking up and things are gradually healing and if you are patient things will be a lot better under me, too. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we are obviously going off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year when the tax cuts expire. we will see a huge tax increase for 90% of the country. k, all income levels and th
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> the president and mitt romney, both sure and steady in their final faceoff. the race, closer than ever. we're live in florida. >>> breaking overnight. just hours after a tearful vigil, the search for a missing new jersey girl ends. the discovery everyone ends. >>> a shutout and a soaker. the world series match-up is set, sealed during a pouring rain after one incredible comeback. >>> and brainy beluga. the white whale that taught himself to sound like a person. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this tuesday with the third and final presidential debate. a florida faceoff that had the candidates sparring over foreign policy issues. >> both of them hit the campaign trail in swing states with two weeks to go. brandi hitt is in boca raton. good morning, brandi. >> this is the final round in a very close race. for most of the night, it appeared president obama appeared to be on offense, as both candidates made their final pitches to the american people. president oba
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Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
new abc news poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leads to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency. the president needs it to hold on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. that's why both candidates are tailoring their message to the voters here. and tonight, there's the ground game. we take you inside it all. here in ohio, mitt romney receiving out where the stakes are highest. given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will most certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook here, a tailored message for ohio. >> if mitt romney had been president when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse, we might not have an american auto industry today. the auto industry s
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Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that's what mitt romney called forty-seven pet.ent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney wouldlaeplace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're nu'o victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. in midwest, wisconsin. gun violence. a mass shooting today leaves a suburb in the headlines tonight. it has become an all too familiar sight in wisconsin. paramedics responded to the scene of a mass casualty. theas a routine trip to spot that ended in a rampage. ded in spa that en de rampage. >> but she was very hurt. walk.uld not yelling. >> the gunman, a 45-year-old, spa and opened fire this morning before turning himself.n all four people, including the killer, were killed. >> the only individual we were seeking in this matter has been found. is the seized by a self- gunshot wound. t
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
. approaching the third and final debate tonight between president obama and challenger mitt romney. y will tackle foreign debate tonight's university in boca raton, florida. brianne carter is in a satellite a preview of tonight's event. >> good morning. president obama has been david while camp mitt romney is in florida. analysts say the first debate romney and the second went to obama. be a final chance rs.convince vote a final face-off. foreign policy will take center stage, an issue that sparked fireworks in the second debate. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi inca terror attack. transcript. >> he did in fact. >> the u.s. attack in libya -- on the u.s. consulate libya is expected to be among the topics. president obama is winning in poll showsd another the race as a dead heat. >> the challenge for the be defining the middle east strategy going for it. has had some successes and s that are still murky. for romney, there's a broad challenge. that is how do you drill down to policies? the republican party is not t what a republican foreign-policy lo
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Oct 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
one, after taking shots on "the tonight show." mitt romney still riding that wave of momentum. >>> and campaign stop. photo bomb blowing up online. a stolen smooch, captured on camera. >>> and the call of the wild at work. an office intruder with a news crew there to record the crime. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. hurricane sandy has roared into cuba as a powerful category 3 storm, packing winds of up to 115 miles per hour. >> this is now a major story and a major storm. now, earlier, the very strong weather system brought heavy flooding to jamaica. residents reported seeing crocodiles caught in the rushing floodwaters. on top of that, one man was killed when a boulder fell on his home. and a woman in nearby haiti drowned. >> the effects being felt in south florida, where swimmers are being warned about dangerous rip currents and high waves. tropical storm conditions could be in effect by this time tomorrow. >> forecasters are warning that sandy could merge with a powerful cold front here in the u.s. >> they are calling it an atmospheric bomb, which could explode just i
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Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, superstorm. 66 million americans on alert for a giant storm ready to unleash an epic mix of flooding rain, snow and wind. sam champion and the abc news extreme weather team out tonight. >>> pep rally. president obama trying to rekindle the fire with young voters. while governor romney surges among voters like these. >>> attention shoppers. a new wave of thieves hiding stolen goods in a neck brace, a suitcase filled with stolen meat. a brazen diaper heist? making you pay more at the supermarket. >>> and, guess who? ♪ the patriarch of the addams family givings all halloween advice. our spooky "person of the week." ♪ the addams family >>> good evening. as we head into this weekend together, 66 million americans are bracing for impact. hurricane sandy, lumbering up the east coast and threatening to come ashore as an unprecedented superstorm. it means epic winds, snow, flooding rain from florida to the carolinas, maryland to maine. and the storm is so wide, it co
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if the re
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
lot on the line as president obama and mitt romney face off tonight in their final debate. >> find out which former georgetown hoya basketball star broken-down in the middle of a shopping mall "gangnam style." >> i am natasha barrett. >> i am steve chenevey. happy monday. let's go to jacqui jeras for the forecast on this monday. >> the weekend was awesome. if you enjoyed that, there's more to come. even warmer. 50 degrees at reagan national currently. is a little deceiving. only 37 degrees in culpeper and manassas and gaithersburg. 36 in frederick. a little warmer in the metro. a little warmer towards the bay. 51 and sunny and 9:00, 65 by noon, partly cloudy and 72 at 5:00. wait until you see the warmup in the seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. first, traffic and jamee whitten. >> interstate 905, virginia and maryland, maryland between bwi and the beltway has no problems. there was a crash earlier near 198 southbound, but that's gone and no delays. volume forming on 95 across the occoquan and through dale city and towards the capital beltway. an accident just happens on eastboun
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
he speaks in charlottesville. romney on a bus tour of ohio holding an event this morning in cincinnati. he will speak at a rally tonight in defiance. at 6:00, more details on both campaigns. >> first coming up, what a secret service agent in charge of keeping the vice president safe is now behind bars. >> two child booster seats safety experts advise parents to stay away from. >> i am shocked and surprised. >> why was a convicted sex offender allowed to speak at a local family festival? >> and will sandy take all of the sand? president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of amerins. inincluding people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >> this is a live shot of chicago, president obama about to go and cast his vote in chicago, ill
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Oct 23, 2012 11:35pm EDT
crashers. what happens when you take a hard core romney republican and make him watch the debate in a bar full of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has vi
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
rally. if it seems like they are overlapping, it is because they are. g somet romney is hittin same spot.t by his assessment, to growing crops. >> people are coming together at they haveime diminished the president's because he has been sesame to talking about characters. >> mitt romney has taken his of lumps lately, he is them out, too, the president for a r interview in which he for he had no regrets on health carduring his first two years of office of working strictly on the economy. after the president's first overnight flight to florida, he comes here to richmond. then on to chicago. >> the battlegrounds of virginia about to become very crowded. presidential candidates and candidates.nt of tomorrow, president obama will richmond.ent in paul ryan will stop charlottesville. saturday, vice-president baden well as visit virginia beach. -- vice president biden will visit virginia beach. >> casino owners and other interest have spent more than advertisingon question 7. it includes ads but bite out of state casinos who oppose the plan. it would allow table games and a casino in prince
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
we can't affod four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. in twoking developments stories a shocking local horrifying plan to kidnap, killed, and women.lizes we have breaking news about hurricane sandy. the death toll has climbed to 21. powerful storm is moving closer to the u.s. and the washington, d.c., metro area. bob has the latest from our hurricane center. >> winds are still 90 miles per hour. across see it moving cuba. the circulation extends of miles to the east, could be positive thrust. here is the latest. asremains off the coast, but move off the north coast, remember, this is a 70% chance of where the will be, but it is looking likely it will be coming monday into tuesday. problem forbe any the marine corps marathon. increasing reins as we get into rainning, and tuesday, and flooding. it may be to our north, especially with inland flooding early next week. it looks like a major storm. >> we have video from florida. this video from miami. pictures like this have alert,ds on high reminiscent of a hurricane's .ears ago live from alexan
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Oct 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
republican challenger, mitt romney is racking up road miles of his own crisscrossing through nevada, iowa and ohio. romney is focused on one of his familiar campaign themes, the economy. he is urging potential voters to kid their personal circumstances, saying, he's the one who can get things "cooking again." >>> i believe this is a defining election. defining for the nation, but also defining for your family. and i say that because, it will make a difference this election will. a difference for the nation, a difference for the families of america. and a difference for your own family. >> today, romney will spend the entire day on the stump in the pivotal battleground states of ohio. drumming up support there. if he does take ohio, takes the election, he'll become the first republican challenger to didn't election without winning ohio. >> obama still up by five points in ohio, encouraging to the campaign. still so tight in so many states. a nail biter of an election everyone knows that. the way it is looking, romney is doing very well among white men. the president is doing very well amon
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Oct 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. president barack obama is at camp david, and mitt romney is in florida. richard, even with the two debates down, there are still people who have not decided who they will vote for. >> a lot of undecided votes out there. one poll put this race a dead heat -- 47% for each candidate. many folks at the white house say they will be watching that debate. emma i am and decided, actually. >> i've made my decision. >> is it is here, like the rest of the country, are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler alert -- we got bin laden. >> mitt romney bashing the administration for its missile response to the attack in libya what he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's policy in the middle east. >> -- a leading policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. -- articulating policy will be big monday night. >> for mitt romney the big challenge is how you drill down into specific policies. >> meanwhile it is und
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Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
side of the ticket john mccain rallying for mitt romney and fairfax, one of two northern virginia today. and ann broad omni has several stops today. romney will appear today in a i. >> and kicking off early voting on saturday. the top issues on the state ballot include a referendum on same-sex marriage, expanding gambling. also, coming up here on news at noon to come and other weekend full of delays. what you need to know to avoid those delays. >> and what you need to know about the nanny killing the two children she was supposed to protect. >> a police tool that has a community in an uproar. >> and outside it is turning into a decent day. but sandy is going to change all of that in the [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medire cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can
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Oct 22, 2012 2:30am EDT
. >> week seven already. >> flying by. >> first, president obama and governor romney have battled to a draw. that's right. a new poll of likely voters shows the presidential race is an absolute dead heat. >> a nail biter. one mistake can make all the difference. candidates are preparing feverishly for tonight's final debate. abc's david kerley reports on the debate with just 15 days to go. >> reporter: taking a break from debate preparation, mitt romney flipped a coin for a football game between his staff and reporters who were still asking questions. >> would you be open to one-on-one talks with iran? >> reporter: no answer on the report that iranians are ready to talk directly to the u.s. about its nuclear program. one republican called it an iranian ploy. >> as to iran they have quadruple uranium to make a bomb before obama got in office. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set, added it is open to one-on-one talks. a source warned the administration is cautious, because the iranians have used negotiations in the past as a stalling tactic. what is clear, this will be a debat
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... api approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a repubblican or a democra. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. is in the storm's direct path. atlantic city could get the of sandy's wrath. how are things looking at this hour? upe wind, rain has pi
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney will make stops in nevada and iowa today. it's 59 degrees. much more to come. nationals fans learning a lesson about losing. >> and we are tracking the tropics. about losing. >> and we ar[ male announcer ]pics. if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. four more years of barack obama. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the s
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
bigger concern in these parts. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wadede. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads sayay. we know what he'll do. president obama: i i barack kobama and... i approve this message. ikmillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven w will double i. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating llions of dolls... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote foquest
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
you're nu'o victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> good morning, america. happening now, all eyes on sandy. set to be at hurricane strength today over the caribbean. the brewing storm, tracking up the east coast. and could make a beeline for long island and the northeast. sam is ready with the details. >>> new charges overnight in the race for the white house. democrats linking mitt romney to this senate candidate who made controversial comments about abortion overnight. >>> and is an october surprise for each candidate about to be revealed this morning? >>> meet the home alone girl. the brave 10-year-old terrified and hiding in her kitchen. >> i'm at my house. my mom's at the grocery store. and somebody got into my house. >> her unbelievable 911 call. how she made a break for it and foiled the home invasion just in time. ♪ mommy's all right >>> and parents striking back. check out what this mom and dad did this time to get back at their daughter for behaving badly. posting their snapshot on her facebook page. has this gone too far? >>>
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
the campaign trail. president obama calls mitt romney a name we can't repeat on television, as one of romney's top surrogates says race is influencing a key supporter. david muir has the latest from ohio. >> reporter: good morning from ohio, george. you're right, the president causing a stir with that word he used to describe mitt romney. overnight, a top romney surrogate injecting race when he was asked about a key endorsement for the president. overnight, air force one with a dramatic arrival in ohio, after 37 hours, 6,500 miles, 8 states. the battleground blitz coming to a halt, overlooking lake erie. >> i've come to ohio today to ask you for your vote. i need you to vote early. and i need your help to keep moving america forward. >> reporter: with the race so close, president obama tried to break the tie with appeals to women and younger voters. this morning, the president raising eyebrows in an interview with "rolling stone" magazine. he talked about raising the voting age. kids have good instincts, they say. th look at the other guy and say, well, that's a bull -- i can tell.
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
only go from the outside. him that chance and a couple weeks. >> the romney campaign has said touchent obama is out of d out of ideas. president obama have released a willge book on how he handle energy and all sorts of other matters if he's elected another four years. >> thank you. as was the case for years ago, relying to ama is great extent on young people to out the vote, especially in battleground states like virginia. tonight, we will take a look at why young people are not as around. tic this time >> religious leaders and e dream act will to encourage voters question for. if it is passed, it will allow l emigrants to pay tuition public college, provided their parents pay taxes and they attend maryland schools. it the meeting will be held at the seventh-day adventist church. >> a woman led police on a high- across the beltway today. after she eluded them, the same have run believed to into an officer and open fire. once a police got a hold of the suspect, she did not go quietly. she did not want to get out of the vehicle. officers literally had to pull her from her car.
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